Planning for Climate Resiliency In the Urban Forest 

Putting the Right Tree in the Right Place in an Uncertain World 

A wide range of evidence indicates that the earth has been warming over the past century, causing glaciers and sea ice to melt in many parts of the world, sea levels to rise, and patterns of precipitation to change. Most scientists agree that these trends are likely to continue and to accelerate due to increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse” gases in the atmosphere. Likely changes in temperatures, precipitation and the distribution of tree pests and disease will affect the management of urban forest resources.

Event date 11-19-2013 8:30 am
Event End Date 11-19-2013 3:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 11-19-2013

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Northern Virginia Urban Forestry Roundtable - May 22, 2014

REGISTRATION is still open for the NOVA Roundtable.  However, you will not be able to order a lunch.  You can bring you own lunch or there is a cafe on campus where you could eat.

AGENDA:  "i-Tree:  What it is and What it can do for You and Your Urban Forest"

i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools.  The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide.

Location:  Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus, 21200 Campus Drive, Sterling VA  20164-8699. The Roundtable will be held in the theatre in the Waddell Building.   Click here for map and parking directions. Park in Lot B2/then Lot B1.

Call Becky Woodson @ 434.220.9024 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.

Event date 05-22-2014 9:30 am
Event End Date 05-22-2014 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 05-22-2014
Individual Price USD10.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Please see attached agenda for the July 29, 2014 Urban Forest Roundtable of Hampton Roads, Responding and Reporting for Urban Forest Disasters.  

Mark your calendar and RSVP to Jack Erwin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 23, 2014. Lunch is provided and sponsored by Trees Virginia. 

If you would like to share community tree activities with the Roundtable, please email a brief description by July 25th  to Susan French at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will announce them at the meeting.

Directions to the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission are available at:

Please contact Jack Erwin at 757.664.4751 or Susan French at 757.385.4076 for more information.


Event date 07-29-2014 9:00 am
Event End Date 07-29-2014 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited


Trees Virginia

Tree Steward Symposium - "Growing Our Stewardship"

November 19-20, 2014

Roslyn Retreat and Conference Center in Richmond

 Click Here for Full Program Agenda

On Line Registration is Now Available

To Register:  Scroll to bottom of page and click on "Register Individual"

Hello Tree Steward Groups in Virginia!

Registration is now available for the 2014 Tree Steward Symposium on Nov. 19-20 Tree Steward Symposium for Tree Steward Groups in Virginia!

Overnight accommodations will be provided at the Roslyn Retreat Center -- with double occupancy (you will have a chance when you register to let us know the name of your preferred roommate.)  We will do our best to accommodate your request.  The Tree Symposium is at no cost to participants. 

Registration deadline is October 24!

Louise Seals

Tree Steward Representative

Virginia Urban Forest Council (Trees Virginia)






Event date 11-19-2014 11:00 am
Event End Date 11-20-2014 1:30 pm
Capacity 30
Available place 0

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November 20, 2014 NOVA Urban Forestry Roundtable

LOCATION:  Camp Cabin #5

Prince William Forest National Park

18100 Park Headquarters Road

Triangle VA  22172

AGENDA:  "Combating Climate Change Effects on Urban Forests with Landscape Diversity"

Climate change will stress our existing urban forests through new weather patterns, changes in pest and disease distributions and other unforeseen issues. Landscape diversity can combat these unknown changes in several ways. 

By increasing the diversity of the urban forest we increase the odds that some of the trees and other plants will survive in the future climate.  Plant diversity also leads to pest predator diversity, creating allies to deal with possible future pest outbreaks.


Event date 11-20-2014 9:30 am
Event End Date 11-20-2014 3:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 11-19-2014

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Did You Know:

  • A birdhouse hung on a young tree branch, does not move up the tree as the tree grows.

  • A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.

  • In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air.

  • One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.

  • Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.

  • Trees are the largest living organisms on earth: some coastal redwoods are more than 360 feet tall.

  • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20-50 percent in heating energy.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • Most tree roots are in the top 12 inches of soil.

  • Every state has an official State Tree. Virginia adopted the flowering dogwood Cornaceae Cornus floridaas the State Tree on February 24, 1956.  The dogwood is well distributed throughout the...

  • Trees are some of the oldest living organisms on earth: some bristle-cone pines are thought to be more than 5000 years old.

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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